| 30 March 2023, Thursday |

Russia says West is ‘burying’ Black Sea grain deal

The Black Sea grain initiative, which encourages the export of agricultural products from Ukraine via its southern ports, was “shamelessly buried,” according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday, according to the RIA Novosti news agency.

While remaining in the agreement, Russia has repeatedly railed against the West’s approach to the deal, struck last July, saying countries that have imposed sanctions on Moscow are not doing enough to ease restrictions on Russia’s own exports, in particular of fertilisers.

  • Reuters